Build a PC for photo editing?
I posted this on Reddit and ADV as well, but the former only got one reply. I'd be interested to hear what y'all think. I did some searching here, but had no luck. Shamelessly pasted verbatim:
I'm looking at building a photo editing (no video editing, no gaming) PC for personal use. Not a heavy duty user processing thousands of photos, but also don't have much patience for slow machines. Mostly I go take photos from time to time--maybe 20 to 50 before culling--then import the raw files, edit in Capture NX-D, then finish up in Photoshop Elements.
I've been using Turbo Future's page as a guide and right now have this list:
Processor: Intel Core I7-8700k
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2 (Overkill? Egregiously so?)
Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P ATX LGA1151
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3000
Case: Fractal Design Define R5
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650w 80+ Platinum
For hard drives, I've got an old HP laptop that I upgraded fairly recently with two Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB drives. Is there any reason that I can't use these in the new build? Will the OS and software swap over well?
Any thoughts or comments/critiques on the build are definitely welcome.
What else will I need to buy aside from a monitor? Do I need a video card? GPU? Anything else? The folks at ADV believe that a GPU is a requirement, but the Turbo Future guy believes the opposite. Hmmm.